And this guy’s car was how big?

A jobless German has been handed a five-month suspended jail term for stealing a buffet for 60 people and eating it with friends, authorities said on Tuesday.

Using a false name, the 46-year-old from the western city of Dortmund ordered the 3,700-euro ($4,890) feast to be sent to the club house of a garden allotment colony.

Shortly after the caterers delivered the food, he called the company to say they had made a mistake and he would return the order. As puzzled club house guests looked on, he loaded the buffet into his car and sped off.

The food was never seen again — but the man was recognized one day by one of the club house guests — who told the police.

I won’t say who; but, I know someone who pulled a stunt like this here in the U.S. — and got away with it. Tee hee.



  1. SN says:

    I had a friend who would constantly scam Taco Bell. He could get away with it because there are so many of them.

    Anyway, if he wanted Taco Bell he’d call up and say he was just there to pick up a huge order for his work but “just a couple of things were missing.” “Could they have them ready for him in a few minutes?”

    So not only was he getting the food for free, he didn’t even have to stand in line to wait for them!

  2. Mike says:

    Tee hee! Theft is so funny… :-/

  3. SN says:

    2. “Tee hee! Theft is so funny… :-/”

    90% of humor is based on a harm to someone else or on making someone else look stupid. Humor is rarely nice. Where have you been?

  4. moss says:

    Having spent a [fortunately] brief period of my life in retail, I can appreciate Mike’s grump. Still, the Robin Hood image is one we all can identify with.

    This dude did, after all, give most of what he stole to his peers — one might presume they were equally unemployed.

  5. Mr. Fusion says:

    It is only wrong if someone didn’t have to pay for the food. It is the scams like this that cause companies not to trust their customers.

    As my mother used to tell me, “It is only fun until someone loses an eye”. Or was that my Grandmother. Maybe it was the Nurse that lived down the block. Anyway, someone told me that.

  6. DBR says:

    Yeah, tee hee. So what if somebody or two
    probably gets fired in a corporate CYA. It’s
    still funny to steal, ain’t it?

  7. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    Theft is serious, sure…

    But c’mon… The guy stole a buffet for 60. In the grand scheme of things, that’s pretty funny.

    Lighten up. You aren’t really gonna live all that long.

  8. Dallas says:

    This the largest take-out food ever!

  9. angrytiki says:

    “I won’t say who; but, I know someone who pulled a stunt like this here in the U.S. — and got away with it.”

    That sounds like a drunken Leo to me.


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